Category: Watching

Movie: Paper Moon (1973)

This movie should have been crap.  Overwrought, sentimental, melodramatic crap. In the depression-era great plains, a con man and a nine-year-old girl he claims isn’t his daughter (but most certainly is) squabble and do various cons in an effort to get her to the girl’s only remaining known (emphasis on known) family in St. Joseph, […]

Movie: 48 Hrs. (1982)

Isn’t it strange how there can be some wildly popular movies it just happens you have never seen?  Movies you weren’t actively trying to avoid, but they somehow always remained on the periphery of potential films to watch. For me, one of those movies was 1982’s 48 Hrs.  I was in elementary school when this […]

Movie: God Told Me To (1976)

I find it odd that I have repeatedly encountered dismissing assessments of Larry Cohen’s film oeuvre, usually claiming his work is too inconsistent to be ranked along the likes of Romero and Carpenter.  I disagree with this as, the more of his work I see, I have found most of his films in a similar […]

Movie: Nocturnal Animals (2016)

As I have written before, I own a lot of physical media.  Regularly hitting certain deals usually results in me acquiring movies for a pittance movies of which I am previously unaware.  I like to go into a movie educated yet knowing as little as I can about the plot, so I’ll check out the […]

Movie: The Sleeping City (1950)

Coleen Gray has a great little speech in this movie.  She’s a nurse and she and a doctor (played by Richard Conte) are taking a smoke break on a balcony.  Gray’s speech is a surprisingly grim assessment of humanity.  Curiously, the actual image in this scene is greyer than anything in any other movie I […]

Movie: 976-EVIL (1988)

Some of the movies I watch I only learned about from books, which is partly why I read so many movie books.  That, and I have no life. I was turned on to Romero’s Dawn Of The Dead in the early 90’s because of a piece I read in Chet Flippo’s book Everybody Was Kung-Fu […]

Movie: Abandoned (1949)

I love film noir, a genre that only became a genre after the fact.  Before French critics coined the term, noir was simply “crime” pictures, usually the lower-budget second feature on a double-bill (or the “B-movie”).  So, while I may prefer to watch a movie of this type before randomly choosing one from most other […]